Former Spurs manager, Harry Redknapp, has said that Daniel Levy won’t have even considered appointing Chris Wilder.
The Blades gaffer has quickly caught the attention of the Premier League this season. He’s guided United to fifth in the Premier League following promotion last term. His tactics and motivation skills have started to draw plenty of praise.
With that, has come rumours of moves to so called bigger clubs. It is inevitable, given the form of the Blades, that Wilder will be linked with other jobs.
However, according to Harry Redknapp, Wilder won’t have even been in the reckoning for Spurs after they sacked Mauricio Pochettino.
Speaking (BBC 5 Live Sport) before Jose Mourinho was appointed, Redknapp was critical of his former employers.
“Chris Wilder at Sheffield United. You’ve blanked over that one when I said Chris Wilder“, Redknapp fired back as presenters tried to speak about Mourinho.
“Are you saying he shouldn’t get a job like that? He is fantastic. What he’s done there has been fantastic. But he won’t get a look in will he? They’ll end up going for another big name. At the end of the day, Chris Wilder could win league titles with the right team given the opportunity”.
It was clearly a subject Redknapp felt passionate about. Speaking further, he went on to lament the fact British managers didn’t seem to be afforded to the chance at the top clubs in England.
“They don’t get a chance the British managers to manage a top team. They’ll go foreign again. Spurs won’t go for the likes of Eddie Howe etc“, Redknapp added.
Relief for Sheffield United fans
Although some United fans will agree with Redknapp, there will also be an element of relief among the Blades camp.
Spurs appointing Jose Mourinho means one less club looking at their manager. Chris Wilder is doing something special at Bramall Lane. If he was to leave now, the effect would be felt around the entire club.
Wilder will keep on attracting the big jobs if he continues to lead United up the table. However, on this occasion, it appears the Blades have got away with one.
Harry Redknapp has a good point in his comments. Chris Wilder deserves his mention, but the longer he’s not in the conversation, the longer Blades fans will be happy.